Asked in ChemistryNuclear PhysicsParticle Physics
Can a quark be split?
Asked in Atoms and Atomic Structure
All matter is made of very tiny what?
All matter to our understanding is made of very small things called atoms. These are neutral in charge with a nucleus containing protons and neutrons and outside there is electrons. These particles can further be split into things such as quarks. There includes many types of these and are strange quark, up quark, down quark, charm quark, bottom quark, and top quark. These all have values associated with them such as spin and charge.
Asked in Chemistry
Where are massive amounts of energy in an atom contained?
Asked in Physics, Chemistry, Particle Physics
Which quark was the most recent quark to be discovered?
Asked in Nuclear Physics
Where did the word partons come from?
"Parton" was a term coined in 1969 by Richard Feynman, a US quantum physicist and Nobel Prize winner, to describe the "parts" which split from atomic particles duing nuclear collisions. These parts were "bigger" than the original fundamental particles which were split. Such nucleon scattering became part of the "quark" theory, where "partons" are defined by the terms "quark" and "gluon".